You may not know this, but I’ve been writing about peer-to-peer electronic cash since long before I started this site a little over a year ago. Based on a quick back of the envelope calculation, I estimate I’ve published close to half a million words or more across various platforms dating back to 2017. And while some of those sites have long since come and gone (and my articles along with them), I’m still here with my fingers perched on my keyboard, trying to find the right combination of words that will earn me the reward I’m looking for.
I guess you could say I’ve finally found my calling in life. I’ve found something I can truly be passionate about. I remember years ago I had a friend who dreamed of becoming a writer one day just like me. Yet our dreams were very different. My dream was to write a best selling novel so I could make a lot of money, while my friend’s dream was to make a lot of money so she could spend her days writing. At the time I didn’t understand. For me writing was a means to an end, but for her, writing was the end in and of itself.
Well, I think I finally understand now.
I understand because I didn’t create this blog expecting it to make me rich. I created this blog because I felt a calling to do so. I don’t write because someone is paying me to, but because it gives me purpose, and that purpose is to spread the word about the eCash project to as many people as possible.
I want to find people who are smarter than me, braver than me, better than me, and I want the eCash project to open their eyes the way it did for me.
I’m here because I truly believe that eCash is a civilization changing technology that has the potential to fix a lot of what’s wrong with the world. I hold XEC not only because I want to become wealthy, but because I want to help make a difference.
I want to be a part of something, a new movement that isn’t about protesting what is, but a movement that works to discover what could be. A new way of thinking that isn’t about destroying the work of others but improving upon what exists already.
What I want is to live in a world where we don’t have to be afraid of our leaders because we have the freedom to choose who we follow. That is the opportunity that crypto affords us. Instead of being forced to use the dollar, the euro, or the yen, we can freely choose whether we use Bitcoin, or Ethereum, or eCash.
I’m no expert when it comes to geopolitics or economics. I don’t have a degree in modern history or computer science. All I can tell you is what I feel in my gut, and my gut feeling is that if eCash succeeds in scaling its network and building its infrastructure to outcompete the current financial system, the world will change for the better.
Maybe the world is indeed heading for World War III and there’s nothing any of us can do about it. But the way I see it, that doesn’t mean we have to give up and not fight for what we believe in.
I admit gut feelings are anything but scientific, but sometimes gut feelings are all we have. We can’t always explain why something is right or wrong, or good or bad, because it’s just something we feel in our gut, and my gut tells me eCash just might be our best chance to fix the world.
While the rest of the cryptocurrency industry focuses on building Rube Goldberg machines, or ponzi schemes, or both, I believe the eCash project is focused on first principles and using real engineering to build the best and most open financial system the world has ever seen.
I support this project because I believe in the people who are leading it. People who are looking for ways to create value for others, not ways to extract value from them. People who share my goal of creating a free world where we are incentivized to work hard, and be honest, and keep each other accountable.
I can’t see the future. I don’t know how things will play out. But I will keep fighting for eCash because there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing.
When I was a child my parents immigrated to the United States looking for a better life for me and my brother. As I got older I would think about what they did and couldn’t imagine taking such a great leap of faith and leaving behind everything they knew in search of something better.
Well, I believe a similar opportunity is before us now. The question is, are we brave enough to take the leap in search of something better, or are too many of us so afraid of losing what we have that we refuse to see what’s beyond the horizon?